Hi i have been speaking to a few people recently about my husband who was coughing up blood so they sent him for a xray nothibg showeed up then within 2 dsys he had a ct scan then got the call to bring a relative with him then next thing was a pet scan the pet scan showed no spreaed anywhere so next thing was need a biopsy so did that yesterday today has his lung function test fingers crossed he does not need the next they did say they have a few samples this has all happened within the last 3 weeks i dont undersatnd why u would do the camera test to check to see if the cancer is in the middle of your. Chest surely they know were your cancer is after a xray a ct scan and a pet scan and blood tests jeez my daughter who was 14 her first mri told us straight away she had a brain tumour when my dad wqw unwell we took him to hospital and whithin 5 weeks he passed he had eaphauhes cancer which had spread within 6 months so i have been through cancer lots of times and i do try to atay stong but im not i do hide a lot and i also have a few drinks to block out so i dont have to think whats going on my youngest daughter has anorexia my 2 other sons have autism so i am quite strong i do my best to keep a straight face but hey im doing okay the now yeh i do have mental health conditions bpd severe anxiety depreasion lots of other things no point in mentioning i do have the mental health team come out every week to visit me oh i forgot to tell u all my little nathan also nearly died he had a 20% sirvival r which he beat rhe oddsmy first child at was still born my little aiden so i think that what kicked in my eating disorder bulima but even years bedore that i was sexually abuses by the most trusted peraon my granpa which we never spoke us 3 sisters until he died then me being a idoit went to london and gor raped there so anyone can imagine why i am mental xx a
I'm sorry to hear about your husband's recent diagnosis. It's obviously a difficult time for you all at the moment and from your post, it sounds like you have a lot to deal with. It's good that you've reached out for support and to hear that you also have regular contact with the mental health team as well.
Diagnosing cancer isn't always a straight forward process and this is likely why your husband has had some additional scans and tests. The doctors will want to make sure they have as much information available as possible so that they can recommend the best treatment options for him.
We know it can be difficult waiting for tests and results. Sometimes it can help to talk. If you'd like to chat with one of our nurses you're welcome to call them on 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. I'm sure they will be happy to help with any advice and support they can.
Sending our best wishes,
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